Red Wine’s Evil Minions, and The Perils of Vacation Fat

Texana's Kitchen

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I just returned from a week in Texas Wine Country.  Not exactly an exotic getaway, since I live 30 short minutes away, but it’s always nice to get away for a while.  For a few years now, my parents have been renting this great little old ranch house for a week in the summer, and they, plus we three sisters and our own families head there for some much-needed R&R.  That’s Red Wine and Rum, in case you weren’t clear.

The house sits on 60 acres just north of Fredericksburg, Texas—an old log and stone saltbox style farmhouse built-in 1896.  But the fully modern amenities include a tennis court, black bottom pool and hot tub, and a barn decked out with 3 flat screen T.V.’s, a pool table, and a ping-pong table.  A go-cart and 4-wheeler are available for the older kids.  There is NO cell phone reception, and NO internet.  That means…

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